Testing Some New Directory Pages (Experimental/Beta-Test)

By , August 2, 2011

I’ve generated a set of about 350 new directory pages under the /beta/ subdirectory at LessonIndex.com, to experiment with “theme” pages for a variety of content areas. http://www.LessonIndex.com/beta/

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LessonIndex.com on Social Networks

By , August 2, 2011

Early this year, I created a separate Facebook “page” for LessonIndex.com (see http://www.Facebook.com/LessonIndex) and I’ve been sharing updates and some news articles through that account for several months.

This week, I created a separate Twitter account for LessonIndex.com (see http://twitter.com/LessonIndexcom), though I’m not yet sure how I’ll use it.

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Read-Alouds for the First Day of School

By , July 21, 2011

Here’s a consolidated list of books recommended by teachers for reading aloud on the first day of school, in response to a fifth-grade teacher’s request through Scholastic Teachers’ Facebook page: Read more »

Massive Update to LessonIndex.com This Weekend

By , July 16, 2011

Over the weekend, LessonIndex.com added more than 40,000 new links to teaching guides and lesson plans for literature.  For many literature titles, the number of links has more than doubled.

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A Teacher’s Credo (Motto)

By , July 8, 2011

On Scholastic Teachers’ Facebook page, many teachers shared a credo or motto:  🙂

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Constant Updates During July

By , July 2, 2011

During July, you might notice subtle changes in how products are arranged on each page at LessonIndex.com.  I’m also adding thousands of new resources into the directory this month.

California Forced Amazon to Stop Advertising Here

By , June 29, 2011

Today, Amazon terminated its advertising relationship with LessonIndex.com, because the State of California forced it to do so. California just blocked 26% of my advertising revenue.

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An End to Homework?

By , June 18, 2011

How do teachers feel about the idea of eliminating homework?

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Update: Most Popular Titles

By , June 11, 2011

Here’s an update showing the 1,000 most frequently-viewed lesson-plan and teaching-guide pages at LessonIndex.com (from January 1 through June 10, 2011):

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Learning Resources Framework Initiative

By , June 10, 2011

I’m intrigued by this week’s announcement of the Learning Resources Framework Initiative, promoted as a joint effort of the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons, with support from several major educational publishers.

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